Michael Ho

b. 1991, Arnhem, Netherlands

Michael Ho graduated from the Architectural Association in 2019. As a second-generation immigrant from China, Ho’s works investigate the notions of the Chinese diaspora, cultural mismatch, and subsequently cultural rediscovery through his painting practice. He employs a specific technique of painting from back to front, superimposing diluted images with resolved brush strokes. Ho’s critical engagement with the orientalist images and tropes is multifold: from the playful to the political and from the erotic to the domestic.

His solo exhibition with his previous work partner Chiyan Ho includes: Kūnlún, V.O Curations, London, 2021. His works have been featured in group exhibitions at ICA, London; Guts Gallery, London; Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai; Intersticio, Madrid; Soft Opening, London; and Delphian Gallery, London. His film projects have been screened at Piccadilly Circus, London and at the ICA, London. Ho’s newly commissioned video work by FVU, London will be part of the group exhibition Hollow Earth: Art, Caves & the Subterranean Imaginary on view in September 2022 at Nottingham Contemporary, co-organized with Hayward Gallery Touring.

Ho currently lives and works in London, UK.


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